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CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 8:00pm EST
martin luther king jr.. on of the events took place at the national mall. it was headlined by chelsea clinton. joining her was beau dienbiden d actress eva longoria. >> are you guys ready to kick off this day of doing a bunch of good? i will be your mc today. let's have a huge national day of service. welcome. she is currently serving as the cochair of the inauguration committee. let's hear it for ms. eva longo ria. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> good morning. i'm so excited to be here. it is inspiring to see so many of you come out for this national day of service and give back to your community. a lot of you know i grew up in corpus christi, texas. and i grew up in a family of volunteers and a family and community of people who wanted to give back. my three sisters and i were very blessed to have a great role models, which were my parents, who dedicated their lives to serving the others. i mother was a special-education teacher. [cheers] my dad worked on the army base. my parents were crystal clear about what they wanted for us and that was an education. so a lot of what we did
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 6:00am EST
service to honor the service and legacy of martin luther king jr. parade when the event took place at the national mall in washington, d.c. headlined by chelsea clinton, the honorary chair of the 2013 day of service and joining her was bo biden, delaware attorney general and some of the vice president and eva longoria. >> are you ready to kick off this day of doing a lot of good? i will be your and see today. -- i will be your emcee today. let's have a huge national day of service welcome to the woman who was the co-chairman of the reelection campaign, and she is currently serving as the co- chair for the inauguration committee, let's hear it for eva longoria. [applause] [applause] >> good morning. i am so excited to be here. it is so inspiring to see so many of you come out for this national day of service and give back to your community. a lot of the know -- >> a lot of you know, i grew up in corpus christi, texas. and i grew up in a family of volunteers and a family and community of people who wanted to give back. my three sisters and i were very blessed to have a great role models
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 10:00am EST
. and also a day of service honoring martin luther king, jr.. an event starts at 10:00, just about now, just outside the capitol building. you can see that event live on c-span. we will see you tomorrow. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> this weekend's c-span we can near duration starts at the state service event. booths and volunteers passing of information about organizations looking for volunteer help. we wait to hear from former first daughter chelsea clinton. c-span's cameras will be captured in the sights and sounds around the nation's capital today. this actinic of the first lady michelle obama, along with her daughters will be attending -- this afternoon, the first lady michelle obama, lawless daughters will be attending any event. [no audio] >> in the day of service tent, the honorary chair of the committee is chelsea clinton. we expect to hear from her shortly, along with actress eva long gloria -- eva longoria. bo biden is another speaker we will hear from today. he is under rock war veteran. h
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 11:00pm EST
of my father today is that, 19 years ago, he signed that made martin luther king day a national day of service. [cheers and applause] and when he signed the bill, he reminded us of what dr. king often called life's most persistent and urgent question -- what are you doing for others? and in my family, the only wrong answer to that question is nothing. but there are as many right answers as there are people in this tent today and people in our country. eva spoke about how her parents inspired her. my parents certainly inspire me every day. but today, when i engaged in a service project with my husband mark, i will be thinking about my grandmother dorothy who started giving back when she was a child. she volunteered in her local school, helping to tutor migrant workers, farm children in southern california, in reading in english and writing. as she got older and had her own children, she provided school trips. she always wanted to cook an extra lunch for someone whose parents could not provide that for them. when she got older still, her children, including my mom, had left the hall.
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
martin luther king day, bought he was one of the people who got the day created in the first place and made martin luther king's birthday a national holiday. i talked to him about that, about the first couple, about gun control, about many things. a fascinating few minutes with a living musical legend. >> stevie wonder, how are you? >> great. how are you? >> is that your british accent? >> i was born in england, actually. i louvre e moved to the states. >> this is a huge night. and for you, i guess, a very special day. you campaigned very hard to have a national holiday on martin luther king day. this is that day, and it's the day that barack obama is inaugurated again. how do you feel today? >> very excited, very, very happy. i feel like there's so many things that i envisioned, that i saw, and those things are happening, coming true. the only thing i'm hoping for is that we truly will get people together. you know, sometimes i wish we could have even more than a democratic party and republican party, a united party. where people come together, but i think that if we just get peop
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm EST
, reverend martin luther king jr. at one of the most historic churches in washington. and tomorrow is of course, the main event. some 800,000 people expected to pack the west front of the capitol to watch president obama publicly take his oath of office. the president has already started his second term, he took the oath earlier today in an intimate swearing-in ceremony in the blue room of the white house. i want you to take a look. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> that i will execute the office of president to the united states faithfully. >> that i will execute -- >> faithfully the office of president of the united states faithfully. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> thank you, mr. chief justice. >> only a few people able to witness the brief ceremony administered by john roberts. vice president joe biden sworn
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 4:00pm EST
that? >> i think about martin luther king's speech and how, like, packed it was when he gave his speech. >> yeah. >> and like now, looking at it like a bunch of years later. >> reporter: this is history. the second inauguration of the first black president. and the first lady. >> hopefully i don't cry or anything, 'cause that's -- that is a really important moment for me. i like she didn't forget where she came from. she know how it is to not have anything u and now she is in the white house, she is still doing what she can to help us. >> reporter: so, these guys are counting down, my director here. by the way, the kids from the university, st. louis university high school, they are going to be the guests of missouri senator claire mccaskill, they will be sitting with her at the inauguration tomorrow. you know, speaking of young people, i'm going to speak to the student president of clark atlanta university tomorrow. he says he knows that there's going to be another black president. i'm going to talk to him about that and an historic event such as the inauguration makes you wonder in th
ABC
Jan 21, 2013 6:30am PST
martin luther king and abraham lincoln. this is martin luther king day. we celebrate that, as well. the second time a president has been inaugurated on martin luther king day. about 800,000 people will be there on the mall. a little bit smaller than four years ago. but no less buoyant. a lot of smiling faces out there. we hear the choir of p.s. 22 in staten island. >> they are the largest choir in staten island. and i believe they are fifth graders. let's listen to them for a second. ♪ don't pay no mind to the feeling, until you feel it ♪ >> we love the caps. we love the swaying this morning. we've been thinking to ourselves, a second inauguration is typically not as -- not as surprising as the first inauguration. but nonetheless, it rededicates this country to big ideas. and the person who has to do it in his speech, walking up to the podium, is the president. we saw the first family walking in to st. john's church earlier this morning. >> they're at that worship service right now. there they are, right there, just before they walked into st. john's episcopal church, across the str
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 10:00am EST
president being inaugurated at a time that coincides with martin luther king's birthday. and it's a good reminder that as tough as things seem, bob, as difficult and challenging of a moment we should in american history, this idea that we are a country that is constantly evolving and changing and the president has a chance to make some incredible history now. immigration reform i think is going to be strong. i think he can find a note of unity on gun safety. here you have a nation where over 80% of gun owners believe in things like universal background checks and closing secondary markets. this gives the president the arc of the moral universe and bending it to justice and showing that this country is strong at the core. >> mr. mayor, thank you for helping us put the day in perspective, especially since it's simultaneously martin luther king day. >> thank you for uniting this country. left or right, republican or democrat, it's a day to unite the country. >> cbs news coverage of inauguration day will continue in a moment. >>> 1981, reagan moved it from the east front of the capitol
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 1:30pm EST
he gave today. you'll find it at f.d.r.'s second inaugural and in many of martin luther king's speeches. people talk about kennedy's inaugural about swords and switchbacks. it's a technique that worked brilliantly for john f. kennedy but i think the president had caught the aura of dr. king today quite well. >> pelley: and this day being inauguration day and martin luther king day all at the same time. doug, thanks very much. cbs news live coverage of the inauguration of president obama will continue from washington in just a moment. [ male announcer ] nearly sixteen million people visit washington dc every year. some come to witness... some to be heard. we come to make an impact. to learn from leaders... and to lead others. to create... and create change. we are the george washington university... we come to make history. your doctor will say get smart about your weight. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
martin luther king and the goals that he shares with him and with the country. and trying to get congress to work together to pass all the initiatives. >> marcela, you have the whole list ticked off in your head there. thank you so much for the work that you're doing today. everyone, we're back to work. say back to work. back to you. >> robin, thanks very much. everyone is due to arrive here at the capitol less than two hours from now. at this moment, he's beginning the start of his second term in prayer. our white house correspondent brianna keilar is outside st. john's church. that's right near the white house. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is on the national mall. brianna, let's go to you first. tell us what's going on. what is about to happen? >> reporter: hi there, wolf. i am across from the church where president obama and mrs. obama are inside sitting, not in the traditional president's pew, but in the first row, as is the vice president and his family, and i want to show you, if this bus will move behind me, you can see over here the presidential limo
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
he is taking the oath of office on the bible of lincoln and martin luther king, and martin luther king had this to say, and if i can quote him -- it is a simple matter of justice with the task of raising the negro from backwardness should also be rescuing the forgotten a white sport. a bill of rights for the disadvantaged, marked the rise of a new era in which the full resources of society would be used to attack the tenacious poverty which so paradoxical exists here. >> that is tim from gainesville, florida. he mentioned the lincoln and bible and the king bible. the lincoln bible itself, according to the library of can -- of congress, is bound in burgundy velvet with a gold washed white metal rim around the three outside edges of the covers. all edges are heavily guilt. in the center of -- of the top cover, there is a shield of cold wash with the words "holy bible" etched into it. the king bible was dr. king's trebling bible. an avid reader, dr. king traveled with a selection of books that included this bible the president will be using. it was used for inspiration and preparing sermo
WETA
Jan 21, 2013 11:00am EST
inauguration on the celebration of martin luther king, jr. and it's actually a ceremonial event. the 20th amendment to the constitution mandates that newly elected mandates take place on january 20th and several times that happened on the sunday. and followed by the pomp and pageantry on the following monday. >> both president obama and vice president biden took their official oaths of office why yesterday. >> i barack hussein obama swear -- >> supreme court justice john roberts swore in the first family. justice sotomayor did the honor at the vice president's residence at the united states naval observe tore in washington. >> and both families attended a church service at the episcopal church directly opposite the white house. moments ago the limousine carrying the obamas and the bidens arrived at the capital after the 12 block trip up pennsylvania avenue from the white house. >> joining us, our news hour regular column younist mark shields and new york sometimes columnist mark brooks. >> big day, gwen. it is a big day. it lacks the inherent drama and expense of the new first i
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 12:00am PST
does it mean to you? >> it's amazing. you know, it's martin luther king's holiday, and you know, it's incredible. i can hear it now. i got to turn it down. i can hear everybody now. i don't know if i can hear that good after this. it's unbelievable. i went to the memorial yesterday, the martin luther king memorial, i was with so many great people, dick gregory, and it was incredible. today was magical. magical because i felt the dream that our forefathers, when they dreamed up the hope and freedom, i felt it. every time you're in the capitol, on the grass, you think about in the 1800s, they were doing the same thing. it's amazing. >> it seems natural if you're a democrat or a republican or an independent, only today, for two reasons, martin luther king and barack obama, the president of the united states, it's a great day to celebrate being an american and the democratic system which has allowed barack obama to be re-elected, african-american man, it would have been almost unthinkable when martin luther king was assassinated, but it has come true. his dream has come true. >> fre
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
very different speech than we heard four years ago, and it's informed by this being martin luther king day as well. in his second inaugural, which was delivered today on the west steps of the capitol building, he reflected that this generation of americans heals itself through crisis. by the steadfast tone of his words, he may have been refli reflekting on barack obama. he made his message strikingly clear. >> reporter: there was something about this inauguration day that signaled something different. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: when the nation swore in its first black president to a second term on a holiday celebrating one of its foremost civil rights leaders. >> while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing. >> reporter: it was as much an inauguration as a cross cultural celebration. a place where a puerto rican woman raised in a housing project swears in a catholic environment from scranton, pennsylvania, where a gay cuban immigrant reads his home about a rising sun shining equally on all of us. >> my face, your face. milli
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 8:00am PST
and blood and above all, from john adams to elizabeth stand ton to martin luther king, by a stubborn adherence to a notion that we are all created equal and we deserve nothing less than a great republic worthy of our consent. the theme of this year's inaugural is, faith in america's future. the perfect embodiment of this unshakable confidence in the ongoing success of our collective journey is an event from our past. i speak of the improbable completion of the capitol dome and capping it with a statue of freedom which occurred 150 years ago in 1863. when abraham lincoln took office two years earlier, the dome above us was a half-built eyesore. conventional wisdom was that it should be left unfinished until the war ended. given the travails and financial needs of the times. but to president lincoln, the half-finished dome symbolized a half-divided nation. lincoln said, if people see the capitol going on, it is a sign we intend the union shall go on. so despite the conflict which engulfed the nation and surrounded the city, the dome continued to rise. on december 2nd, 1863 the statue o
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 11:00am PST
. >> president obama followed the swearing inned to today with a wreath-laying ceremony and the martin luther king jr. memorial. vice president joe biden was also sworn if for his second term in office. >> the ceremony took place this morning at the naval observatory, which was the vice president's official residence. the swearing in oath was performed by sonia sotomayor. mr. biden, are you ready? >> please place your hand on the bible and raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, joseph r. biden junior do solemnly swear that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> against all enemies, foreign and domestic. >> against all enemies, foreign and domestic. >> that i will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. >> i will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> without mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> and that i will well and faithfully discharg
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 9:00pm EST
grace and dignity, like dr. martin luther king jr.. he said the most persistent question is -- what are you doing for others? it is a good word for all of us. it should bring in our ears for his birthday weekend. regardless of our differences, we have the same dreams for a better life for our children and grand children. i hope they can go up in the freedom that has uniquely been the united states of america. the united states of america. >> i, barack obama, do solemnly swear -- >> this weekend, president obama begins his second term, sunday, the official swearing-in ceremony at the white house before noon eastern. coverage include your phone calls and a look at the 2009 inaugural address and then the public ceremony with the swearing in at noon eastern and other festivities, including the luncheon and the afternoon parade. coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span radio and c- span.org. join the conversation on facebook.com/c-span. >> new features including video feeds from our c-span crew, on demand of the major events, individual -- visual blog page of behind-the-scenes phot
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 8:00am PST
of president obama, we ask for your blessings as we seek to become, in the words of martin luther king, citizens of a beloved community, loving you and loving our neighbors as ourselves. we pray that you will bless us with your continued presence, because without it, hatred and arrogance will infect our hearts. but with your blessings, we know that we can break down the walls that separate us. we pray for your blessing today. without it, ms. truss anprejudi. but with the blessing of your presence, we know that we can renew the ties of mutual regard, which can best former civic life. we pray for your blessing, because without it, the fear of others differ from us will be our rule of life. but with your blessing, we can see each other, created in your image. a unit of god's grace, unprecedented, not repeatable and irreplaceable. we pray for your blessing. because without it we will only see with the eye can see. but with your blessing, we will see that we are created in your image. whether brown or black or white, male or female, first-generation immigrant american or daughter of the ame
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 10:00am PST
. a civil rights theme running throughout this parade. other floats dedicated to martin luther king, jr. and civil rights movement, president and vice president's home states and take a look at this over here, nasa will be a part of the parade as well. here is an exact replica of the mars curiosity rover. it will be rolling down pennsylvania avenue just behind the president and the rest of the parade floats in tomorrow's inaugural parade. we'll have a unique perspective on all of this tomorrow, john. we will be on the back, when i say we, me, my producer and photographer, on the back of a flatbed truck just in front of the president's motorcade as it's rolling down pennsylvania avenue towards the white house and presidential reviewing stand where the president will hop off, go inside the white house and come back out and watch the parade take place. it's going to be a sight to watch because of so much work and preparation that's gone into this parade and just to give you a sense of how much preparation, we talked to the folks at hargrove, a little company here in the washington, d.c
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
. >> tomorrow, he'll have dr. martin luther king, jr. bible and abraham lincoln's bible at the official public ceremony at the white house. you're looking at live pictures. we're about to go into the blue room of the united states. the president of the united states and his family, they will be there together with the chief justice of the united states, john roberts. he will administer the oath as we get ready for this historic moment. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will, to the best of moo i ability. >> and will, to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. thank
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 7:00pm EST
martin luther king, jr. hundreds of thousands of people from across the country, some from around the world, will be here in the nation's capital to witness hit. earlier today at the vice president's official residence, joe biden was sworn into office for a second term. doing the honors there, justice sonia sotomayor making her the first la that knee to administer an oath to a president or vice president. at this hour across the nation's capital, parties and events kicking off, including the red, white, and blue ball, the hip-hop ball and the let freedom ring concert and what i call behind us the erin burnett ball. >> the jonk kihn king ball. we have people out having a good time including the things that come with this, including the media. a lot of us are wondering what the president is going to say in his inaugural speech. obviously, so much is weighing on it. if anything, even more important than the first time around because he has, as john has pointed out, a small window to make a big difference for whatever legacy he wants to leave. so, don, what do you know -- dan, about t
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
called let freedom ring concert in honor of dr. martin luther king. on the other side of the kennedy center you had really a who's who in latino community celebrating the fact there's a sense of empowerment in the community because of the campaign, because of the election and the re-election of president barack obama. had a chance to talk to a lot of people who showed up. some on the red carpet. others here for the concert. bo biden, one of those, of course, who was here with his dad and family. i think he said like 50 of them running around over the weekend getting together for the inaugural events. he said it's all a big celebration tonight. so we talked a little bit about the things that happened including a little controversial remark his father made really off camera when he accidentally said he was the president. listen. >> bo, good to see you again. >> great to see you. >> what do you make of the last 24 hours and looking forward? i mean, there must be a lot of excitement. >> a lot of excitement. our whole family is together. about 50 bidens and running around this town. 13 im
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
east ceremony on martin luther king employing bibles by martin luther king and president lincoln. an address down the mall toward lincoln's memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech. to spell out the country his vision for the next four years. it is america's quadrennial celebration of the office of the presidency, the orderly transition of power, the luminaries, the singers, the salutes, the speech, the pomp, the circumstance, the second inauguration of president barack obama starts right now. >>> welcome to washington. it is chilly but frankly bearable outside as the country prepares to celebrate the peaceful maintenance of power, the transferns of power from the first term administration of president barack obama to his second term administration. the president was officially sworn in by chief justice john roberts yesterday at the blue room at the white house as the first lady and the obama daughters looked on. but in the little less than two hours the president will affirm that oath before a much larger crowd with 100% more pomp and an equal proportion of circumstance.
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 3:00pm PST
spotlight with dr. martin luther king jr. just before the president's swearing-in, president obama and his family attended a church service celebrating king and his legacy. and tomorrow's swearing-in coincides with the national observed holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. when president obama takes the oath of office, he will use a bible that belonged to dr. king. also today president obama and vice president joe biden honored the nation's fallen soldiers during a wreath-laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery. this is an inauguration day tradition which took place shortly after the vice president was sworn in which also happened this morning. >> with the beginning of that, we're now 6:15, 17 minutes to be exact into term two. change has come for the new administration, a newly shuffled cabinet, headless al qaeda overseas but trouble in north africa at the moment, suddenly touchy subject of gun reform coloring nearly every page of the domestic agenda. here to discuss the second term with gloria borger and david gergen. david, as a veteran of both republican and d
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 10:00am EST
movement itself and one honoring dr. martin luther king. obviously, because inauguration day is happening on mlk day and then one honoring the tuskkegee airmen, the african-american military aviators of world war ii. a lot of fun to watch and all of this is going to happen so quickly, i hope i have some time to take some pictures, gloria. it is going to be an amazing ride. >> we'll all be jealous. all be jealous of jim acosta tomorrow on that flatbed truck. we'll talk to jim today throughout the festivities. >>> security always such a big event and chris lawrence is covering that several blocks away on the national mall. chris, the president's ceremony will be private and what are officials most concerned about at this moment? >> everywhere, really, john. in a sense, this inauguration and parade is really the truest definition of national security because just a couple minutes after the president today takes the oath of office the d.c. police will be deputizing thousands. 2,000 to 3,000 other police officers who have come here to help them over the next couple of days. they also
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 12:00am EST
. like dr. martin luther king unit. dr. king once said life's most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others? it is a good word for all of us. regardless of our differences, we all have the same dreams for a better future for our kids and grandkids. i pay my children will grow up your -- with your children in an asian they can enjoy the freedom that has uniquely been the united states of america. >> i do solemnly swear -- >> this weekend, the 57 presidential inauguration. president obama begins his second term dairy sunday, the official ceremony at the white house, live shortly before noon. monday, the public inaugural ceremonies with the swearing in at noon eastern at the u.s. capitol and other inaugural festivities, including the capitol luncheon and afternoon trade. but all that coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern time on c- span. throughout the day, the conversation by phone, on facebook and don twitter -- and on twitter. >> throughout inauguration day, our web site will have added features, including video feed from our c-span crews. video-on-demand at the
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 11:50am EST
following day. tomorrow is also martin luther king day, a federal holiday. we are told the president will make references to mlk, on caller: i am so proud of the president and i am so excited about what he is about to do for the country. it does bring tears to my eyes to see how the usa is coming together and we have been so together. i am very excited. host: a caller from los angeles. caller: i am calling to see if you guys know if the bible -- which bible president obama just used. host: the robinson family bible. tomorrow you will use the bible .f martin luther king appeare host: the president is officially sworn in. caller: i would like to say that everything that this happened to our country, it is nice to see that on this one day everyone can settle down and watched the inauguration. inauguration -- watch the inauguration. to celebrate his inauguration on such a monumental day, it especially being an african- american. host: caller, you are on c-span. please go ahead. caller: i am calling from missouri. since he was sworn to uphold the constitution, i was just wondering, since he ha
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
, organizing for the watch on washington. she can't believe that now there's a monument to martin luther king on the mall. and that an african-american president is being -- is being elected and for her, she said the most humble tone, these were dreams that were dangerous to even articulate when i was growing up and now i'm seeing america in that way. this is the beauty of this day. you have the president being inaugurated at a time that coincides with martin luther king's birthday. and it's a good reminder that as tough as things seem, bob, as difficult and challenging of a moment we should in american history, this idea that we are a country that is constantly evolving and changing and the president has a chance to make some incredible history now. immigration reform i think is going to be strong. i think he can find a note of unity on gun safety. here you have a nation where over 80% of gun owners believe in things like universal background checks and closing secondary markets. this gives the president the arc of the moral universe and bending it to justice and showing that this country is
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 3:00pm EST
observance of martin luther king jr.'s birthday. >> earlier 25today, president obama and vice president biden traveled to the martin luther king jr. monument. >> mother person who was sut cut down. medger evers was shot. and you're the first lay woman, usually it's clergy who gives the invocation, they've told you three minutes does that make you anxious? >> three minutes. no, it doesn't. first of all, i'm just thrilled. i'm so honored to have been asked to deliver the invocation. to get it down to three minutes is going to be a little difficult for me. but i've gone through it and i think i will be successful. if not, perhaps they'll turn the mike off. i don't know. >> they'll play music loud and someone will haul you off the stage. ironically, it was 50 years ago that you were trying to get to the march on washington. >> that is correct. >> and you obviously could not. >> i was in boston, and had just delivered a speech there. transportation was slow. i got to washington and could not get to the stage. it was so disappointing. and for years, heartbreaking. because i wanted so badly to be th
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 10:30am EST
. martin luther king holiday, put in place by president reagan. bill clinton was the first to have his admiration for on an mlk day, president clinton making a reference to dr. king during his speech. >> 34 years ago, the man whose life we celebrate today spoke to us down there at the other end of the small -- this mall in words that move the conscious of the nation. like a profit of old, he told of his dream that one day, america would rise up and treat all of its citizens as equals. before the law and in the hearts. martin luther king's dream was the american dream. his quest is our request. the ceaseless striving to live out our troops greeted. our history has been built on such dreams and laborers. and, by our dreams and laborers, we will redeem the promise of america in the 21st century. >> from 1997, to a live view of washington, d.c. to the area around where the presidential parade will take place. reference to dr. martin luther king. one could suspect the president will make an even longer reference tomorrow. >> i would think so. tomorrow is particularly historic, in civil righ
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
two bibles. one is martin luther king jr.'s traveling bible. that's significant being -- for all of the historic reasons, also his official day today and also the lincoln bible. you've got all of those great notes from history. also looking forward as to the real accomplishments he hopes in the first year to 18 months. after that, it does become a lame duck situation. right now, it's about a lot more hope than speaking about the end of the second term. >> andrea, since we're talking to you all morning, i'm wondering if your camera can pull all the way back and give us some perspective on how tightly we are focused in and how long a shot it is and exactly where you are in relation to the -- wow. this is like where is waldo. keep your eye on andrea mitchell. there she is. you thought she had good seats. she's up in section 311a. >> some of those will cost you a couple hundred dollars. andrea mitchell, thank you. we'll be relying on you for the sense of the crowd as we go along. we want a preview of this. the motorcade route, the parade route after the formality of today, after lunch w
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